JERUSALEM – Israel’s defense minister is denying a report that his country spied on the United States’ handling of sensitive negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program.
Moshe Yaalon said Tuesday that “there is no way” that Israel spied on its closest and most important ally. Yaalon, a former military chief and head of military intelligence, noted that the U.S. has never complained to Israel about the alleged spying.
The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that Israel had penetrated the talks and used the information to build a case against an emerging agreement.
Earlier this month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a controversial speech to the U.S. Congress arguing against the deal. The speech, delivered over White House objections, was organized with Republican Party leaders in Congress.